plants on facade

flickr

Italian Architect Stefano Boeri, famed for the Bosco Verticale of Milan is now working with China for a proposed series of “forest cities.”

Read more at the Guardian:
“We have been asked to design an entire city where you don’t only have one tall building but you have 100 or 200 buildings of different sizes, all with trees and plants on the facades,” Boeri told the Guardian. “We are working very seriously on designing all the different buildings. I think they will start to build at the end of this year. By 2020 we could imagine having the first forest city in China.”

The first such settlement will be located in Luizhou, a mid-sized Chinese city of about 1.5 million residents in the mountainous southern province of Guangxi. The architect said believed Chinese officials were finally understanding that they needed to embrace a new, more sustainable model of urban planning that involved not “huge megalopolises” but settlements of 100,000 people or fewer that were entirely constructed of “green architecture”.

“What they have done until now is simply to continue to add new peripheral environments to their cities,” he said. “They have created these nightmares – immense metropolitan environments. They have to imagine a new model of city that is not about extending and expanding but a system of small, green cities.”

  • ronaldo: *sees leaf fall from a tree*
  • ronaldo: wwwhat is this, some kind of SUPERNATURAL OCCURRENCE???? have the SNAKE PEOPLE who PUPPETEER the united states government planted a heat-sensing monitor in that tree??!?! are they mocking me with their plant-like facade??!!!
  • ronaldo: PEEDEE GET MY PHONE, I NEED TO TELL MY FOLLOWERS SOMETHING